The new year is here — and while there's snow on the ground, the local fashion scene is gearing up for spring with plenty of hot events. From bridal parties to meet-and-greets, trunk shows to sales, here are a dozen fashion events to put on the calendar for January.
1. Meeting Aphrodite
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 13
3326 Tejon Street
Tonight at Whorl Shop, you can connect with other passionate women and discover how to use your feminine magic to bring more love, light and passion to our world. This new meet-up for women is focused on having fun, as well as collaborating on projects and learning how to be happy in your own skin. At the event, you'll get a 15 percent percent discount on all Whorl fashion, as well as as champagne and light bites. Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.
2) Raw Beauty: Emma and Grace 2016 Private Label Fashion Show
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 13
200 Santa Fe Drive
Put on your favorite outfit, grab your friends and head to Moss Denver for the launch of a private label collection by designers Emma and Grace. Along with stunning gowns, there will be drinks, desserts and a guaranteed good times. Click here to purchase your ticket or get more information.
Photo courtesy of Steven Alan Optical
3. Steven Alan Optical Trunk Show
Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, January 15
Armitage and McMillan
1550 Platte Street
To celebrate the arrival of Steven Alan Optical's new collection, local menswear boutique Armitage & McMillan is hosting a trunk show with the eyewear masters and offering early access to the spring 2016 collection. Eyeglasses and sunglasses from Steven Alan Optical's current collection will be featured as well, and shoppers can enter a raffle to win prizes that include Steven Alan Optical sunglasses and more. Aspen the Mountain Pup will also be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of Crave Magazine
4. Crave Magazine and Vandalism Designs Present: La Célébration
7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 16
65 Santa Fe Dive
La Célébration celebrates different modes of expression, including visual art, theater, fashion, film, music, photography and even the culinary arts; the festivities include a competition for the next "it girl of the year," to be featured in a future Crave issue. During three hours of non-stop entertainment by thirty Colorado artists, performers, musicians, models and more. you can experience local fashion and creative art installations, sip on custom-crafted cocktails, and listen to inspiring performances. La Célébration is a 21-and-up only event; click here to purchase tickets and get more information.
5. Anthony Rose Five Year Anniversary Show
6 p.m. Saturday, January 16
Casselsman's Bar and Venue
2620 Walnut Street
Journey through Africa at a fashion show touted as the "royal wedding" as Anthony Rose Fashion and Productions celebrates a five-year anniversary. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Photo courtesy of Cry Baby Ranch
6. Liberty Boot Trunk Show
7 p.m. Saturday, January 16
Cry Baby Ranch
1421 Larimer Street
Cry Baby Ranch, the Western boutique in Larimer Square, is hosting its annual trunk show with Liberty Bootst. Peyote Bird Jewelry will make a cameo appearance; tony Benattar of Liberty Boots will be on hand to answer questions and help customers build their own one-of-a-kind boots; and suthor Jim Arndt will sign copies of his books. Click here for more information.
7. Denver Style Magazine Industry Mondays
10 a.m. to noon Monday, January 18
The Studio Denver
4950 Washington Street
This month's installment of Denver Style Magazine's networking meeting for fashion insiders will focus on photography.The gatherings are open to anyone in the industry, and the publication always announces new events and opportunities at these mix-and-mingles. Click here to reserve your spot.
8) Fashion Group International Kick-Off Celebration
6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 19
1441 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202
Fashion Group International is a global non-profit professional organization with members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. Members, potential members and friends are welcome to attend FGI's free annual kickoff party. This is a great chance to network with Denver's top fashion professionals and meet FGI's new elect board and committee members. FGI will also announce their schedule of events planned for 2016 at this kick-off. FGI members who renew at the kick-off party will receive credit to attend our most popular annual event, Meet the Press, for free on February 23. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
9) Last Call Consolidation Sale
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 through Wednesday, January 27
Neiman Marcus Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3030 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Head to the Cherry Creek Mall to scope out the best sales of the season throughout the entire store. The department store specializing in luxury goods rarely has a good sale, so now is the time to shop. Click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of Negative Underwear
10) Negative Underwear Trunk Show
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 28
2040 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Swing by Highland womenswear experts, Goldyn, for an exclusive trunk show with minimalist-chic lingerie, Negative Underwear. The lingerie line was founded by Boulder native Marissa Vosper and her partner Lauren Schwab, who will be at the event for a meet and greet with guests. The trunk show will feature: a photo booth, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Negative prides themselves at being uncomplicated, minimal, and undeniably intimate. They believe that less is more and focusing on the essentials and ditching the rest. While at Goldyn for the trunk show don't forget to shop their year-end sale, happening until the end of January. Shoppers can save up to 75 percent off designers, including: Helmut Lang, Rachel Comey, Mara Hoffman, Rodebjer, OAK, Shaina Mote, Iro, KARA, Ilana Kohn and more. It’s Goldyn's sale of the season, valid both in-store and online. Click here for more information.
11. Champagne Campaign
9 p.m. Friday, January 29
1501 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80202
Incorporated Minds Music Empire and D&A Entertainment Group are throwing Denver's newest social experience at Polished Tavern this month. The theme for this event, which combines music and fashion over drinks, is social meets Downtown. There will be music by Mrshl Nobody, along with hip-hop, top 40, and trap music. Worthless : Priceless Clothing will provide the fashion while bottle service is preferred. There will be hourly drink specials as well. Click here for more information.
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Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone
12) Claire Pettibone Trunk Show
Friday, January 29, through Sunday, January 31
Little White Dress Bridal Shop
1130 31st Street
Little White Dress is moving on January 20, just in time to showcase the fall/winter 2016 Claire Pettibone collection, as well as her Romantique by Claire Pettibone collection. Pettibone will be there in person to discuss her designs. Click here more information.